Day Six of Camp ‘Q’ … All Present and Accounted For at Cubs Camp

The Cubs first full squad workout took place Saturday at Fitch Park. All 60 players currently on the Cubs’ Spring Training roster are in camp. The players and coaches dealt with high winds and dodged rain in order to get their work in. Mike Quade spoke with the players prior to the first workout and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/14/11

Greetings to everyone at the CCO! With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles. As a preview to Spring Training, our first article is entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble Busters By now, we should […]

The Cubs are Ready to Get to Work

Pitchers and catchers reported to Fitch Park on Sunday … and the biggest news to come out of Mesa centered on Carlos Marmol. Jim Hendry met with Marmol’s agent, Barry Praver, to further discuss a multi-year contract for Carlos Marmol. A deal is expected to be announced on Monday … a day before Marmol’s arbitration […]

Weekend Update … It’s Spring Training Time for the Chicago Cubs

There was plenty of Cubs news and notes on the eve of the official reporting date for pitchers and catchers. Jim Hendry spent time on Saturday morning talking Cubs baseball with Bruce Levine. The Cubs GM provided an update on Carlos Marmol’s new contract. Hendry confirmed he is working on two deals with Marmol’s agent […]

Cubs Baseball is Just Around the Corner

Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in four days … The on the field work begins for the Chicago Cubs on Sunday … pitchers and catchers report on February 13, position players on February 18 with the first full squad workout scheduled for February 19. Mike Quade said he’s going to “stress fundamentals like […]

Weekend Update … The Week that Was in Cubs News

The last weekend in January and the end of the final month without Cubs’ baseball until at least October … pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in just 14 days. It was a busy six days for the team on the North Side of Chicago. From the non-roster invitations to minor league signings the […]

From the Wire … Cubs Ink Looper and Ojeda to Minor League Deals and Announce Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training

According to a report from, the Cubs signed Braden Looper and Augie Ojeda to minor league contracts on Thursday. The Cubs also released the list of the 21 players that will be participating in big league camp this spring on non-roster invitations. Trey McNutt, Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Marquez Smith, Jay Jackson and Chris […]